African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 761

Full Length Research Paper

Genetic variability studies of some quantitative traits in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata l. [walp]) under water stress

Magashi A. I.
  • Magashi A. I.
  • Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State, Nigeria.
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Shawai R. S.
  • Shawai R. S.
  • Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State, Nigeria.
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Muhammad A.
  • Muhammad A.
  • Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State, Nigeria.
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Ibrahim M. B.
  • Ibrahim M. B.
  • Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 11 July 2018
  •  Accepted: 04 December 2018
  •  Published: 28 February 2019

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